PWR! Virtual Wellness Series


Pelvic Floor

Helene Bouchard, PT


Bladder problems and incontinence are common among those with Parkinson’s. Helene Bouchard, a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health, will be discussing why Parkinson’s impacts incontinence and what can be done to lessen this problem. She will also be discussing how to lift the taboo that comes along with talking about urinary continence, and will give you strategies and the power to be proactive about this common issue!

June 15th, 2020
3-4:30 pm Arizona Time Please RSVP to the PWR!Gym
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While this is a virtual event, space is limited and free tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register below to receive the zoom link.

PWR! Wellness Series: Movement Disorder Alleviation Therapy

Movement Disorder Alleviation Therapy

Philip R. Johnson, PhD

Movement Disorder Alleviation Therapy (MDAT)™, developed by Philip Johnson, is a non-medical intervention for treating motor and non-motor symptoms of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this presentation, Dr. Johnson will review the protocol for MDAT™, discuss results from two case studies, and present findings from a study he is currently conducting. If time permits, Dr. Johnson will conclude with a brief neuromuscular relaxation training session.

November 21st, 2019 4:00-5:30PM

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“EmPWR” Yourself! – Wellness Series


Dawn Hecht, MS, CCC-SLP will be presenting an educational and informational discussion on the exciting new and affordable choices you have in independent living, assisted living, private care homes and memory support. She will also discuss the TEN important things you must do in the year prior to moving into a retirement home. Be empowered and be your own advocate for what YOU would like in the future!

October 17, 2019

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PWR! Wellness Series: Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among people over 60 years old. The base cause of most falls is fear. This presentation will look at what causes fear, how it works to make a fall likely, and what we can do to lessen fear and fall risk. It will look at systems of balance as well as environmental and physical factors that can be lessened to make people safer.

September 19th, 2019 | 4:00 pm-5:30 pm | at the PWR!Gym

Presented by: Tom Plyman, Master Trainer, A Matter of Balance

Our free Wellness Series events are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 4pm and are open to the public. Please share with or invite anyone in the community who may be interested in or benefit from attending. Please RSVP at 520-591-5346.

Mark Your Calendar to watch live on Youtube. Times listed are in Arizona Time. (Non Daylight Savings).


Documents & Handouts from Series

Please note that some of the wellness series do not have materials available to download. The handout availability depends on the topic and permissions of presenter. Thank you!

Speech, Swallowing and Cognition in Parkinson, September 21st, 2017
Janet Hawley, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist, University of Arizona professor

Medical Marijuana and Followup, August and October, 2017
Kathy Inman and Adriana Tysenn
Followup by Dr. Becky Farley

The Importance of Getting a Good Nights Sleep, Thurs, March 16, 2017
Nancy Nelson

Nutrition and PD Symptoms, Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Vanessa Leschak

Optimizing your Medications, Tuesday, October 4th
Becky Farley, PT, MS, PHD